Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Dreamers

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. - Leon J. Suenes

What an amazing day! Beautiful in many a state as voters went to the polls, anticipating the results of a day two years in the making.

Despite your political views, it must be pointed out that there truly is something special about the prospect of electing an African-American President of the United States. One-hundred and fifty years ago, the idea that an ethnic Commander-in-Chief was practically an abomination. But in truth, this is a vindication for all of man. It proves that all of us can be what we desire to be, if we are willing to step down that path, to run that run, work that hard, and fight that fight.

The people who will benefit most from this amazing occurrence are the young, who do not remember the depth of the racism that often gripped this country, who do not realize yet the work that had to be done, the sacrifices made, to make dreams come true. But as they grow, and learn, and see the results of others doing just those things, will come to know what it means to bring one's own deepest desires to fruition. They will learn to rise to the challenges that life provides them on the road to success. And for that I am so happy.

Everyone has obstacles to overcome, especially as the price of daring to work towards a dream. Fears must be overcome, judgments must be ignored, learning must be done, and tasks must be worked and worked and worked...

Anything is possible... if you believe that your hard work will pay off.